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High End In-Ear for on the road: The Shure Aonic 5 with True Wireless Adapter Review

In the last review I introduced you to the Shure Aonic 50 Overears, today I introduce you to another product from the Shure Aonic range: the Aonic 5 in-ears with matching Bluetooth 5 adapters. The Aonic 5 can definitely be classified in the high-end category, and this is also reflected in the price. According to the RRP, we have to put down a proud 529 euros here, but here again it’s worth taking a look at the Internet, because the street price for the Aonic 5 starts at various dealers from 488 euros. Whether this high price is justified or not, we will find out in this test (as a small spoiler: there will be many an aha effect).

Scope of delivery

The package includes the AONIC 5 Sound Isolating earphones with detachable cable, a universal earphone cable with 3.5 mm jack including remote control and microphone, a 6.35 mm jack adapter, a set of sound tubes, Soft-Flex earpieces, foam earpieces, Comply earpieces, fir tree earpieces, cleaning sticks, tools and the transport case. The user manual is on the box and a quick start guide is in the box.

The scope of delivery is really very lush and what is already positively noticeable here, that are the many different earpieces – there is probably in the end the right for everyone, so that the Aonic 5 sit comfortably in the ear canal and do not press uncomfortably. This is rarely seen to this extent, but is also appropriate for the high price.

Optics and haptics

When opening the packaging, you can see at first glance that this is a premium product. The transport case sits in the middle and the Aonic 5 are arranged around it in a representative way. The case has, as already with the Aonic 50, a leather look and is closed with a zipper. Below that are the accessories, which we’ll come back to in a moment. If you take the Aonic 5 out of the box, you will also notice the very good workmanship including excellent gaps. We are testing the transparent version with an unobstructed view of the drivers, but there are 2 other color versions in red and in black.

When it comes to the connection between the cable and the in-ears, you’ll find a 5cm bendable section that can be wrapped around the top of the ear to give the Aonic 5 a secure fit. On it you can also find the embossing with R for right and L for left. So everyone should be able to find the right position and if that should not be the case, then there is a red ring in the right in-ear for safety. On the cable itself there is also a remote control with obligatory volume control and a microphone. The cable ends in a 3.5 mm jack plug.

Technical data  
Converter type Triple balanced armature drivers
Sensitivity at 1 KHz
119 dB SPL / MW
Impedance at 1 KHz
36 Ω
Frequency range 18 Hz – 19 kHz
Input connection MMCX connectors
Net weight 24 . 5 g ( . 8 oz. )
Operating temperature -18 ° C to 57 ° C (0 ° F to 135 ° F)
Storage temperature -29 ° C to 74 ° C (-20 ° F to 165 ° F)

Inside the box is a silver tube with a small wrench. With this the sound tubes can be changed. Two different pairs of sound tubes are also supplied: transparent and clear for a bright sound signature, transparent and black for a more warm sound signature. The grey tubes already installed ex works stand for a rather neutral sound signature. A small cleaning device is included so that the tubes can also be kept hygienically clean.

True Wireless Secure Fit Adapter

Another optional accessory that is not included is the True Wireless Secure Fit Adapters. These also cost 179 euros RRP, but even here it is worth a look on the Internet because the street price is somewhat lower. These Bluetooth 5 adapters can be used instead of the included cable of the Aonic 5 and you get a wireless version of the in-ears. These adapters are also compatible with other models in the Aonic or SE range.

A detailed review for the True Wireless Secure Fit Adapter would go beyond the scope of this article, so let’s focus on the most important features. The True Wireless Secure Fit adapters also come in a premium leather-look box, just like the Aonic 5. The special feature here: the box also functions as a charging station with built-in battery and offers a charging reserve for a whopping 32 hours. The True Wireless itself has a battery life of 8 hours.

At the bottom we find the connector to charge the box. This is done via a USB-C port, the required cable of 1 meter length is included in the package. There is also a charge level indicator and this is operated via a button, which shows us the remaining battery charge in the form of three white LEDs.

The condition of the Bluetooth adapters does not puzzle anyone, because it is the same as always. Pressing the right adapter turns on and connects the device, you can answer or hang up calls. A special feature here is again the possibility to switch on the so-called environment mode, which amplifies the ambient sounds by a quick double-click. This has the advantage that we can communicate with our fellow human beings again without having to take the in-ears out of our ears.

With the ShurePlus Play app, the True Wireless adapters can be individually controlled and connected, just as with the Aonic 50. You can read the full review of the app in my article: Premium sound on the go: The new Shure Aonic 50 headphones in review.



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36 Kommentare 8 Likes

Danke für den Artikel!(y)
Bin aber etwas verwirrt. o_O
Du schreibst, dass ein ausführliches Review für die True Wireless Secure Fit Adapter den Rahmen sprengen würde, daher konzentrierst du dich nun auf die wichtigsten Features. D.h. du hast jetzt den Wireless-Adapter nicht getestet? Das Review liest sich aber geau so. Das verwirrt (mich) etwas, trotz mehrfachem Lesens.
Wenn das, wie ich es verstanden habe, doch so sein sollte, dann hast du aber nicht einmal kurz den Vergleich zum kabelgebundenen Anschluss gemacht? Hätte mich ja schon mal interessiert, da der Bluetooth-Adapter ja auch nochmal eine nicht zu verachtende zusätzliche Investition bedeutet...
Nicht abwertend gemeint, bitte darum als konstruktive Kritik verstehen - ist mir nach dreimaligem Lesen halt aufgefallen.

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